FauxPolitik

Monday, August 04, 2003

Blegging, I believe they call it: I have an unusual assignment for a class I'm taking called Decision Science (basically an applied statistics class, learning how to deal with uncertainty). Others might find it interesting and I'm not - ahem- opposed to useful suggestions. The question is this:
The expression "I'd rather be lucky than good" is widely heard. What does this mean? Would you rather be lucky than good? Why? Why not? Defend your position. Define the terms lucky and good within the context of your answer (not necessarily the preferred definitions). You must defend your position with rational argument, not merely with opinion. Use any specific examples to defend your position. Interpretation of the question is part of the assignment, so don't bother asking for clarifications.
I know my fellow bloggers, and readers, are always up for an intellectual workout. I also know it's a pretty silly question, so don't feel obligated to devote any real time to it. But if you'd like to offer any insight, have at it.

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